Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Michael Blazek made the first start of his career on Thursday. Congratulations, Michael! Show them what you got, and make some history, kid.
However, that may still be the case as Ramos is under team control through 2018 as he is arbitration eligible after this year. Despite them being very not good this year, New York is very much hoping to contend next season. Ramos could definitely help them do that.
The closer is 30-years old this season, with 20 saves and a 3.63 ERA in 39.2 innings pitched. He also has a 1.311 WHIP this season, a shade over his career average but respectable and worthwhile for where the Mets are nonetheless.
With current closer Addison Reed more than likely heading out of town before the deadline, Ramos can slot in for him for the time being while the team waits for Jeurys Familia to return from the 60-day DL, due to an arterial clot in his shoulder.
The Mets are sending minor leaguers Merandy Gonzalez and Ricardo Cespedes to Florida in the deal.
Right-handed pitcher Gonzalez is the Mets’ ninth-ranked Cheap Quality NBA Jerseys prospect, while outfielder Cespedes is their 22nd-ranked talent on the farm. Both are spending time in A-ball right now.
I’ll be honest: I was planning to rig this for a Mays/Mantle/Snider season, and there were some great players like Richie Ashburn and Larry Doby mixed in there, too. Al Kaline Cheap Red Sox Jerseys even played center for a couple seasons in that mix, so it’s a strong contender.